Deleting info

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  1. sweet apple macrumors newbie

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    I am new, so I hope it's not a stupid question.
    What is the best way to delete info from your iPhone? Directly from the iPhone or connecting it to the computer and then straight to the trash bin?

    Thanks...
     
  2. YMark macrumors 6502a

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    It depends on the "info" you're trying to delete. Give us some more information such as what you're trying to get rid of.
     
  3. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    Are you trying to erase your whole phone? If so go to Settings > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings
     
  4. Toby Ziegler macrumors regular

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    Delete everything? Restore to defaults and set up as a new phone.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Best advice.
     
  6. sweet apple thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your responses.
    I am talking about mp3 files , photos and videos.

    I was thinking that if I will delete it from my phone something will still stay there and will slow my phone with time.

    That why I asked if it's better to connect it to the computer, and from the iTunes straight to the trash.
     
  7. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I don;t believe you can delete mp3 files and videos (aside from those you record yourself) directly from the phone.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Why would mp3's, videos or photos slow down your phone?
    And no you don't delete them by putting them to the recycle bin.
    You uncheck The folders and files you don't want to sync any more and iTunes removes them.
     
  9. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    Umm delete your photos and videos directly from the phone in the photos app. Delete your mp3s by swiping them and deleting them in the music app. They will not slow down your phone. I'm not even sure why you would think that.
     
  10. sweet apple thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I thought so, because people says, that a lot of info on the iPhone slow it down. I am new, that's why I ask :)

    Thank you.
     
  11. sweet apple thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks man...
     
  12. sweet apple thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you man.
    Now, what about the Apps?
    What's the best way to delete those?
    Or there is only one way and it's straight from your phone...
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Either from the phone or by plugging it to itunes and unchecking them all from the apps tab.
    Up to you.
     
  14. kylebshr macrumors regular

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    not true as of iOS 5.

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    There is no difference.
     
  15. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    Just hold down on one of the icons on your phone until they wiggle then tap the X to delete apps. Then hit the home button to stop the wiggling.
     
  16. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    No, this isn't true. Storing a little or a lot of data on your iPhone's flash storage isn't going to change its speed much.

    What can slow down the iPhone is having a lot of apps open and running at once and taking up RAM. But that's easily solved by quitting those apps, not deleting them.
     
  17. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    To delete songs individually on the iPod app on iOS 5, just swipe to the right on each song and hit the red Delete button. (one of the hidden iOS 5 features :))

    Not recommended if you have a lot of songs.
     
  18. sweet apple thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow, big thanks to all of you,for your time and the information...
     

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